Author of four historical mysteries published by Faber and Faber: A Gentle Axe, A Vengeful Longing, A Razor Wrapped in Silk and The Cleansing Flames. The novels are set in nineteenth century St Petersburg – the St Petersburg of Dostoevsky – and feature Porfiry Petrovich, the investigating magistrate from Crime and Punishment.
A Vengeful Longing was short-listed for the 2008 CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger for best crime novel, runner-up in New York Magazine’s Culture Awards for 2008 in the best thriller category, and Highly Commended for the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Crime Novel Award 2008 (as was A Razor Wrapped in Silk in 2010).
Now working on a new historical crime series set in the turbulent years before the First World War, featuring a new detective, Silas Quinn. The first in the series, Summon Up The Blood, was published in April 2012. The Mannequin House is due December 2012.
From my website
I blame my Facebook friends.
I was just chatting to someone who happened to have read one of my books. He found out I was a writer (my wife let the cat out of the bag, not me) and said, “so if I look for Roger Morris on amazon will I find your books?” I…
The worst critic is the inner critic. The worst censor is the self-censor. You don’t choose your ideas. Your ideas choose you. If you’re going to write you have to be prepared to go where your writing takes you. An idea is a seed. It contains inside itself the DNA…